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third position

noun, Ballet.
1.
a position in which the feet overlap at the heels with the toes pointing out in opposite directions to the left and right.
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Contemporary definitions for third position
noun

positioning of the left hand on the fingerboard of a stringed instrument nearer to the bridge than second position

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